Rick Simone is a graduate Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Rick’s Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing has given him access to many incredible opportunities throughout his career that have brought him to where he is today.
Rick has gained title and recognition as the Deputy Director of the Providence Tourism Council and has been a co-owner of restaurants in Providence and Newport Rhode Island. He previously owned and served as President of Bella Consulting and Events an Experiential Marketing agency in Providence RI, that was acquired by Alex and Ani. Today Rick is the President of EGN Consulting an agency specializing in Marketing, Public Relations, Government Relations, and Event Production. EGN, counts Nonprofits, hospitality group’s restaurants and other business as its clients. Rick and his agency serve as the Managing Director of the Rhode Island Small Business Coalition, President of the Federal Hill Commerce Association, where the largest grouping of restaurants in Rhode Island reside. Rick has also been named one of the top 500 event planners in North America by Biz Bash.
Ricks has served in many board and charitable works positions to give back to the Rhode Island community. Currently he serves as past Chairman of Junior Achievement of Rhode Island, a Director on the board for Women and Infants Hospital Quality Care committee, as a Director on the board for the Providence Tourism Council and as a director on Waterfire.
His passions are traveling and all things wine…